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Rytis Prekeris, PhD

Professor and Director
Molecular Biology Program
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Sabrena Heilman

Program Administrator
Molecular Biology Program
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The research interests of program faculty span the breadth of molecular biology.

Faculty interests include:

  • DNA replication, RNA transcription, localization and mRNA translation
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Intracellular regulation of cell division, signaling, cell migration and cell polarization
  • Regulation of cell stress response and molecular assemblies
  • Genetic and molecular mechanisms governing organismal development, tissue differentiation and cell fates
  • Structural biology of macromolecular machines, proteins and nucleic acids
  • Pathogenic mechanisms of infectious and non-communicable disease
  • Drug discovery and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and response
  • Technology and methods development, including optogenetics and gene editing

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Alper, Scott
Understanding the regulation of the innate immune response, particularly as it relates to the basis for inflammatory disease.
YesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYes
Anderson, Steven
Mammary gland development and tumorigenesis.
YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Appel, Bruce
Development and repair of the vertebrate nervous system
PublicationsNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYes
Artinger, Kristin
Patterning of the early spinal cord (neural plate) during vertebrate embryogenesis.
PublicationsNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Asturias, Francisco
Cryo-EM of macromolecular machines
NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYes
Barton, David
Enterovirus RNA replication.
PublicationsNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNo
Bates, Emily
Molecular mechanisms of pediatric disorders
PublicationsNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYes
Bayer, Ulli
Molecular memory and synaptic plasticity
PublicationsNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYes
Bentley, David
Eukaryotic mRNA biogenesis
PublicationsNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Black, Joshua
Regulation of genome stability
PublicationsYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Bradford, Andrew
Regulation of tissue specific gene expression in response to hormonal and growth factor stimuli, characterization of fibroblast growth factor signaling in the pituitary, and the role of protein kinase C in endometrial cancer.
PublicationsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Catalano, Carlos
Molecular mechanisms of virus development
PublicationsNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNo
Churchill, Mair
Structural biology of gene regulatory mechanisms
PublicationsNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
Colgan, Sean
Epithelial and endothelial cells in inflammatory bowel disease.
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Dai, Shaodong
The molecular mechanisms of allergy and autoimmunity
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
D'Alessandro, Angelo
Systemic responses to acute or chronic hypoxia.
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Davis, Richard
Programmed DNA elimination, novel RNAs, and RNA metabolism.
PublicationsNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNo
DeGregori, James
Cancer evolution and dependencies.
PublicationsYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
DiPaola, Jorge
Human diseases of the hemostatic system
YesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNo
Duerkop, Breck
My lab studies bacterial viruses (known as bacteriophages) and their interactions with their hosts. We aim to understand 1) how intestinal bacteriophages contribute to host-microbe interactions and their overall impact on human health and 2) the molecular mechanisms of bacteriophage infection of multidrug resistant bacteria.
NoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
Eisenmesser, Elan
Viral protein/host protein interactions and enzyme motions.
PublicationsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Ernst, Patricia
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Development and Maintenance
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Evans, Chris
Regulation of respiratory health and disease by airway mucins
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Evans, Thomas
The control of embryonic polarity.
PublicationsNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYes
Fantauzzo, Katherine
Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in mammalian craniofacial development
PublicationsYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Ford, Heide
SIX family homeobox genes in development, cell cycle control and tumorigenesis.
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Gerber, Anthony
Glucocorticoid receptor signaling, inflammatory response, and lung function.
PublicationsYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Gutierrez-Hartmann, Arthur
Role of Ets transcription factors in breast cancer.
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Hagman, James
Regulation of B lymphocyte specific transcription and differentiation
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Hesselberth, Jay
Nucleic acid damage and repair
PublicationsNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Holers, Michael
Complement receptor signal transduction
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Hu, Cheng-Jun
Role of hypoxic response in tumor progression and metastasis
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Huang, Mingxia
Function and regulation of the DNA damage response.
PublicationsYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Hughes, Ethan
Oligodendrocytes and their Precursors in the Adult Central Nervous System.
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Jagannathan, Sujatha
mRNA surveillance in health and disease
PublicationsNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Johnson, Aaron
Formation and regulation of chromatin domains and their roles in the nucleus.
PublicationsNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Johnston, Mark
Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling.
PublicationsNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
Jones, David
Proteins and nucleic acids structure-function
PublicationsNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Jordan, Craig
The characterization and targeting of leukemia stem cells.
PublicationsYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Kieft, Jeffrey
RNA structure and plasticity
PublicationsNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYes
Kutateladze, Tatiana
Structural biology of epigenetics and deciphering the histone code
PublicationsNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
Liu, Changwei
The ubiquitin proteasome pathway.
PublicationsYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
Macklin, Wendy
Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and Myelination in the Central Nervous System
PublicationsNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Martin, Sandy*
Differential gene expression during hibernation.
PublicationsNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
McManaman, James
Lactation and Lipid secretion.
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
McMurray, Michael
Assembly and inheritance of dynamic macromolecular structures
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYes
Moore, Jeff
Molecular regulation of the microtubule network in cell division and disease
PublicationsNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
Mukherjee, Neelanjan
Systems Biology of Human RNA Regulatory Networks
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Nichols, James
Skeletal development and variability.
PublicationsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Pearson, Chad
Centriole assembly and function
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYes
Pietras, Eric
Inflammation and hematopoiesis
PublicationsYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Potter, Huntington
Neurodegenerative diseases and Down Syndrome
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Prekeris, Rytis
Regulation of cell division, cell polarity and cell migration
PublicationsYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYes
Ramachandran, Srinivas
Nucleosome structure and dynamics in cells
PublicationsYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Reis, Tânia
Obesity and Neuronal Control of Energy Balance
PublicationsNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYes
Reyland, Mary
Regulation of apoptosis in epithelial cells by signal transduction pathways.
PublicationsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Richer, Jennifer
Estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast and gynecological cancers
PublicationsYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Rissland, Olivia
Connections between translation and mRNA decay
PublicationsNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Russ, Holger
Functional human pancreatic and thymic cells to understand autoimmune diabetes.
PublicationsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Sikora, Matthew
Response and resistance to steroid hormones and anti-estrogen therapies in breast cancer.
PublicationsYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Sussel, Lori
Transcriptional networks that regulate pancreas development and differentiation
PublicationsNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYes
Taliaferro, Matt
Spatial regulation of genetic information
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
Tamburini, Beth
Lymphatic endothelial cells.
YesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNo
Tucker, Chandra L.
Protein engineering and optogenetics
PublicationsNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
VanDyk, Linda
Molecular interactions between host proteins with virus encoded RNAs and cyclins.
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYes
Vázquez-Torres, Andrés
Host response to intracellular pathogenic microorganisms
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNo
Vladar, Eszter
Development, regeneration, and diseases of multiciliated airway epithelia
PublicationsNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYes
Voskuil, Martin
Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival during latent disease.
PublicationsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Wang, Jing
Genomic instability and cancer development
PublicationsYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Wang, Xiao-Jing
Head, Neck, and Skin Cancer Research
PublicationsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Wefes, Inge
Ubiquitin dependent protein degradation; Molecular aspects of Alzheimer’s disease
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Williams,Trevor
Transcriptional regulation of mouse embryonic development
PublicationsYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYes
Zhao, Rui
Molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing
PublicationsYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYes

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